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" He may and is bound ex officio to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons and other misdoers, and commit them to gaol for safe custody. He is also to defend his county against any of the king's enemies when they come into the land... "
British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an ... - Page 12
by William Nicholson - 1821
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Books 1-2

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1922
...into custody and taken before a justice of the peace. I Taunt. 146.— CHITTY. is bound ex offirio to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons,...misdoers, and commit them to gaol for safe custody. (16) He is also to defend his county against any of the king's enemies when they come into the land:...
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State and Municipal Government in the United States

Everett Kimball - Local government - 1922 - 581 pages
...may award process of the peace and bind anyone in recognizance to keep it. He is bound, ex officio, to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons, and other misdoers and commit them to jail for safe custody. For this purpose he may command the posse comitatus, or power of the county;...
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American Government and Politics

Charles Austin Beard - Political science - 1924 - 820 pages
...attempt to break it ; he may award process of the peace and bind anyone in recognizance to keep it. He is bound, ex ojficio, to pursue and take all traitors,...murderers, felons, and other misdoers and commit them to jail for safe custody. For these purposes he may command the posse comitatus, or power of the country...
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The United States Government

Everett Kimball - Local government - 1924 - 785 pages
...may award process of the peace and bind anyone in recognizance to keep it. He is bound, ex officio, to pursue and take" all traitors, murderers, felons, and other misdoers and commit them to jail for safe custody. For this purpose he may command the posse comitatus, or power of the county;...
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Annual Report of the Attorney General of the State of New York

New York (State). Attorney General's Office - Attorneys general's opinions - 1910
...affray or riot which may happen in his presence. Under the Common Law it was the duty, of the sheriff to defend his country against any of the King's enemies when they came into the land, and for that purpose as well as for keeping the peace and pursuing felons, he could...
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Minnesota Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 23

Minnesota. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1879
...by the offer of a reward for the apprehension of criminals. It was his duty, and he had authority, to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons, and other misdoers, and commit them to jail for safe custody, and for this purpose lie mijrlit command all the .people of his county to attend...
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